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good morning, america. i'm robin roberts. >> and i'm george stephanopoulos. it's wednesday, september 29th. and this morning, flood warning. tropical weather set to bring heavy downpours from florida to new england over the next 48 hours. some places have already had a foot of rain. sam is on the flood watch. also breaking, the radical cleric connected to the recent failed terror plots here in the u.s. is reportedly resurfacing. does it mean more attacks? brian ross has the latest on the new threats that have authorities on high alert. true confession. this woman claimed to be the victim of that vicious acid attack. for the first time, we learn why she planned this hoax and burned her own face. and too many wives? police investigate the family in the reality show "sister wives." one man, four women, and 16 children.
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will going public send the family to court? good morning. >> good morning. 4 wives, 16 kids? >> maybe they should have thought about that before going on tv. >> the show's going to go on, they say. we're going to have that in our next half hour. first, president obama in full campaign mode. call it his glory days tour. he's in iowa and virginia today, two of his key states from 2008. last night he had a huge college rally in wisconsin, trying to target the voters who surged the polls but have been sitting this year out. and the big question is, can he recapture some of that 2008 magic? because this has been the tea party's year. >> it certainly has. also this morning, strong charges coming from a man accusing that popular pastor in atlanta of sex abuse.
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we'll hear explosive charges from a 23-year-old who says bishop eddie long is a predator. that's the word he used. that is coming up in a moment. we begin with the latest tropical weather brewing off of florida this morning. it's set to make a run up the east coast and could cause serious flooding. sam is tracking it for us at the weather board. >> good morning, george and robin. we'll talk a little about this storm. it is tropical depression 16. if you're looking for it to kind of perform like a big tropical storm, it's not. but it's going to drop a lot of heavy rain. take a look at floridians preparing for you had to sandbag yesterday. this storm was south of cuba yesterday and dropped as much as six inches of rain in some locations. so, everybody's getting ready for what will be a big flooding shog thctio moisture all the way from cuba up to the carolinas. and heavy rain from miami, ft. lauderdale, and west palm beach. that's expected today. here's what the hurricane center
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has on the storm. it's going ve l big powerfurast in northern new england. but it will get some kind of name in this area off the coast of florida andtnas.o have the big, stron i won't have that kind of damage. it will have an awful lot of heavy rain. but that's from raleigh, richmond, washington, new york, and burlington. today, the rain is in south florida. our matt gutman is in key largo. matt, what doe here >> reporter: good morning, sam. as you mentioned, rain the major factor. ever since this tropical depression sloshed off of cuba early this morning, we've had torrential rain in the keys here. hasn't had much of an impact. a few hotel cancellations. some boats were put in dry dock. major concern is flooding and broward county just a couple of hours north, they're handing out sandbags. they've moved out these mobile pumping stations to try to get some of the water away from the
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low-lying areas. that is going to be the major concern. 10 inches of rain are forecast for this area of southern florida alone. robin? >> all right, matt, a real mess. sam will have more for us coming up. but officials are on high alert this morning. a radical cleric connected to terror plots in the u.s. has resurfaced. this comes as authorities in europe have detected new plans for a multi-city attack. brian ross has the latest on this for us. good morning, brian. >> reporter: good the u.s. is watching al qaeda o both in pakistan called al qaeda central and also in yemen where the radical cleric, anwar al awlaki, has been inspiring americans to join a jihad. they posted overnight on the internet, word that a new video from him may be coming, triggering concerns there may be new attempts to attack the u.s. authorities say this yemen group is the most serious threat t american cities currently. at the same time, u.s. and european authorities are searching for a team of
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command s in, fe ad all based on the interrogatio of a suspected german jihadist who was captud ov among those being sought, a contingent of other radicalized germans, who have been training at terror camps in pakistan, too. producing videos in german, to gain more recruits. >> they are a threat. not only to germany but also to our allies and especially the u.s. they are extremely anti-american. >> reporter: german officials say some of the recruits actually came from the same mosque in hamburg where the 9/11 hijackers gathered. the mosque was closed in early august, after officials learned of this new plot. young men were being turned into religious fanatics there. an official said in announcing the closure. u.s. law enforcement officials say the german now in custody said the new attacks were planned as commando-style raids. similar to what happened two years ago in mumbai, india. u.s. officials said there was no specific information about possible targets.
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and that an attack in europe seems much more likely than one in the u.s. >> so, brian, we've got bin laden, the cleric. growing concerns in europe. is there any word that there's a coordinated effort between all of them? >> reporter: that's the fear. particularly because this alleged plot in europe, according to the captured german, was personally approved by bin laden which if true perhaps raises concerns. perhaps this was going to be the next big spectacular bringing together all the different affiliates. he himself doesn't have that many people to control. but there's groups in yemen, northern africa, pakistan, around the world. if you can bring them together, that's the real concern. >> yeah, perhaps working brian, muc >> robin, t w f lat a new poll out this morning shows the tea party gaining strength. supporters now make up more than a third of the most likely voters for control of congress. but president obama is firing back on a cross-country tour
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drawing thousands last night to a kickoff rally at the university of wisconsin. jake tapper is with the president in iowa, where the president has his next event today. right in the backyard where port's we're in the wac yard of the club family in northern iowa. this is the latest stop in a four-state swing. the big event last night in madison, wisconsin. the president tried to reinvigorate some of those younger voters. in smaller circles, he's been expressing irritation at some of the democratic voter apathy. >> hello, wisconsin! >> reporter: the president's challenge is to motivate all those obama surge voters from 2008. >> i don't know about you, but i'm fired up. >> reporter: and he told an estimated crowd of 26,500, at the university of wisconsin, madison, that they need to prove the pundits wrong. >> the prediction among the pundits is it's going to be a blood-letting for democrats. >> reporter: working to re-create some of the spirit of candidate barack obama in 2008. ♪
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>> tonight we're on our way. >> reporter: the president sought to make the young voters part of his mission. >> i am telling you, wisconsin, we are bringing about change. and progress is going to come. but you've got to stick with me. you can't lose heart. >> reporter: even democratic senator russ feingold, who had originally not planned to be there, showed up. it was a much more inspiring message than the president's comments to "rolling stone" magazine in which he seemed irritated about apathy. >> it's inexcusable for any democrat or progressive right now to stand on the sidelines in this midterm election. that people are sitting on their hands complaining is just irresponsible. >> reporter: a message that rubbed many liberals the wrong way. >> he is telling voters on the democratic base that they are irresponsible, that they're slackers. they don't care enough to show up. and it really could depress democratic turnout in the fall. >> hello, penn state. >> reporter: vice president biden is also refining his
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motivational message from earlier this week, when he told the democratic base to stop whining. at penn state, he told students not to take opponents like sarah palin lightly. >> take them seriously because if we don't take them seriously, they mean what they say. they mean what they say. and the only thing that can allow them the win is our apathy or our anger. >> reporter: and president obama has been specifically criticizing the republicans' pledge to america. saying it will lead to education cuts of up to to%. george? >> okay. thanks, jake. and joining us now from washington, our political contributor, matthew dowd, former pollster for president george w. bush, he has advised candidates of both parties. matthew, thanks for joining us. it's pretty clear now, the president's strategy in the last five weeks. it's all about rallying the base. effective? >> well, yeah, it's about turning up passion on the
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democrats' side. all of the passion and emotion is on the republicans' side now. that's why you see poll after poll, the enthusiasm gap that exists between republican voters and democratic voters are astounding. and, so, yeah, he's trying to do it. we'll know obviously in five weeks whether he's going to be effective, but, you know, we'll see what he does. >> there is some evidence that the democrats are starting to come home. the same poll we showed, the nbc/"wall street journal" poll, it shows there's been a real tightening in the fight to control congress. late august, republicans led by 9 points, 49-40. now, among likely voters, 46% republican, 43% democrats. so democrats are starting to get more engaged. >> well, yeah, i think these elections always toward the midterm, they're going to always sort of bounce around at a little smaller margin point. obviously, republicans still an advantage. i think democrats know republicans are going to pick up seats in the house. they know they're going to pick
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up seats in the senate. i think they're just trying to stem the tide at this point. so i think what the president did in wisconsin, trying to get younger voters who were, as you know, george, a huge part of his constituency, in wisconsin, he carried younger ers and i think that'e probld the's trying to address in this, and i think that democrats know the nex gen vots no engagedow. you saw jane hamsher in jake's piece there say that the president is basically scolding young voters, scolding liberal voters. you saw vice president biden came out earlier in the week and said, stop whining. do you think they have to refine the message a little bit? >> i think over the course of the next couple of weeks y voters and lecturing th youteni over the course, the folks at the white house are smart folks. they'll try o rht the question is, can they overcome this big wave that's
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about to hit against them in the final f and i think this was a start. but it's only a start. they havework >> you also saw the president try to make some headway on his own personal image yesterday. he seemed to welcome a question about his christian faith. take a look. >> i came to my christian faith later in life. and it was because the precepts of jesus christ spoke to me in terms of the kind of life i would want to lead. >> the president stepping it up there. he went to church with his family two sundays ago. everything you see him doing now, trying to re-establish that emotional connection with the voters. >> yeah. it's interesting. i think ever since the polls came out this summer that showed a number of people don't think he's a christian and more people thought he was a muslim, although still not a minority, i think he's done more visible things. his statement yesterday, he welcomed the statement on this. it's interesting to me that ben harper, who played -- the
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musician who played at the rally. he has a song that i think is the democratic strategy, "waiting on an angel," i think that's what they'rer they're waiting on ang >> matthew dowd, thanks vry >> thanks. >> robin? >> all right, george. strong charges this morning against the georgia past thene a 23-year-old man, 1 of the 4 men accusing bishop eddie long into coercing them into sex, says the leader of the new birth missionary baptist church is a predator. steve osunsami has more on the new allegations. >> reporter: a reporter from the fox station in atlanta caught up with him outside a grocery store. 23-year-old jamal parris, stood by the allegations. he called bishop eddie long a predator who he said swept into his life, used him for sex, and then moved on. >> i cannot get the sound of his voice out of my head. i cannot forget the smell of his cologne. and i cannot forget the way he made me cry when i drove in his cars on the way home.
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not able to take enough showers to wipe the smell of him off of my body. >> reporter: his lawsuit reads much like the other three. when he was 17, he said long would take him alone to the guesthouse and encouraged jamal parris to call him daddy. and used the holy scripture to justify and support the sexual activity. >> that man cannot look me in my eye and tell me we did not live this pain. you are not a man. you are a monster. >> reporter: parris' attorney sat down with us late last night. she sthe en wand as >> if you are a victim and you are a young man or a boy, no matter when it happened in your life, it is time to stand up and get to someone and tell them, come forward now. >> i'm going to fight. >> reporter: bishop long continues to deny the accusations calling himself david, and the young accusers goliath. parris and the other young men say the bishop is confused. for "good morning america," steve osunsami, abc news, atlanta.
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>> we again requested an interview with bishop long but again he declined. it is now 7:14, and juju chang has the other headlines for us. good morning, juju. >> good morning, robin and george and good mor we begin with the developing story south of the border where massive landslides triggered by record rainfall created desperate scenes from mexico to colombia burying homes and businesses in some cases as people were sleeping inside. our jim sciutto shows us the damage. >> reporter: from mexico to colombia, it's the storm that's moving mountains. >> oh. >> reporter: in colombia, a landslide caught on cell phone at the very moment an entire mountainside collapsed. a single house was spared. dozens were buried. and now here in mexico, a landslide two football fields wide swallowing the remote village of santa maria tlahuitoltepec. amateur video capturing the town as the dust was still rising. all of mexico mobilized. fearing the worst that hundreds, possibly a thousand, were buried
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under the mud. by nightfall there was some relief. most villagers had escaped before their homes were buried. from the air, the scale of the flooding is clear. large swaths of mexico drowning. and with rescue workers delayed by blocked roads and collapsed bridges, it will be days before many victims receive any help at all. there are still 11 people missing. and rescue teams were not able to reach the village until late afternoon yesterday. and we're hearing from the ground that while they waited, villagers stepping in, digging, searching for their loved ones and neighbors. and, juju, in many cases we're hearing saving lives. >> such dramatic images. thanks, jim. jim sciutto from mexico. well, computer hackers have struck again. this time, draining millions of dollars from people's bank accounts in britain. authorities arrested 19 suspects allegedly part of an international gang that used a virus to access personal computers and steal online banking passwords. at least $10 million was stolen.
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we're getting a look inside a historic meeting held in typically secretive north korea overnight. a meeting that's resulted in an heir apparent. communist leader kim jong-il has installed his youngest son as a four-star general. he's 27 and apparently hasn't held any military positions until now. also overnight, a possible easing of tensions as the north and south agreed to hold their first military talks in two years. well, attention, morning commuters. do you want to drive a car that gets 258 miles a gallon? well, it's not a dream. it's now reality. oh, yeah. and it costs $600. this is the latest model from volkswagen, touted as the most economical car in the world. the single-seater is set to go on sale in china next year. vw insists it's still safe for the road. that's the news at 7:17. >> safety was not compromised. it's a racing car. >> i'll take two. >> you'll take two? for our friends. cars for our friends. like sam champion. good morning, sam.
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>> and you get a car. and you -- no, no. good morning, everybody. let's talk a little about what's going on with the rain on the east coast. it's fairly dry in the northeast today. that is going to change. after midnight, 10:00, the rain starts to get into in heavy fashion in new york city as the low makes the trip into that area. the dry skies, enjoy them while you can in that area. on the west coast, look at this & we were 100 degrees in oakland yesterday. 95 in san francisco. so the heat is roaring inland. it's not coastal. l.a.'s at 90 today. san look at vegas, at 101. a quick look athig and we will have all of the weather for that storm as the morning progresses o cf
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>> rain and wind in the next half hour. george? >> thank you, sam. have any of you wondered how they capture those amazing shots in nature documentaries? a bear hunting its prey. a pack of wolves in a feeding frenzy. a person who has made many of those films is now speaking out and says some of those wildlife scenes are not as wild as you think.
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here's john donvan. >> reporter: revelations from a new book about how wildlife documentaries get made like this imax classic, "wolves." it's just that the wolves you see living on this mountain, they don't actually live on this mountain. >> they have been rented. >> reporter: it's rent-a-wolf? >> rent-a-wolf. >> reporter: and in the imax film "whales," this killer whale skull on the ocean bottom. you guys were lucky to find it on the bottom of the sea. >> except that we put it there. >> reporter: and the wild bears in closeups on the movie, "bears." >> they are behaving on the instructions of a trainer. >> reporter: because they're not so free roaming after all. the bears got there that day by truck? >> yes. >> reporter: essentially? >> yes. >> reporter: "shooting in the wild" is chris palmer's confessions. >> why do you make a film like that? >> reporter: he produced many of those movies and many others before turning to teaching film
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making at american university. his confession that parts of his films and he says parts of many others are not always what they seem. >> i just pulled back the curtain on the dark side of wildlife filmmaking. >> reporter: which is that to get really compelling shots, they have to make them happen. you see this meal in the movie "wolves"? you hold that animal. >> we hold that animal to their place. there's lot of road kund. >> reporter: palmer says there's an argument for cutting corners and getting the compelling shots. it is cost-efficient. d t ofthots > i'nviost. i make films in order to make a difference. >> reporter: he just thinks viewers sho story now which is whyin it says at the end olves that some captive animals were used in some scenes. so read the fine print and be on guard that with whether it's wolves, whales, or bears, that sometimes what you see in this kind of reality programming is only reality up to a point. for "good morning america," john
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donvan, abc news, washington. >> hmm. >> rent-a-wolf. say it ain't so. >> disappointing, but i still love animal planet. >> me, too. coming up, a woman who says asake, n in we know why she made up the whole story. also, he m "sister wives" smission. shhhh... we're going hunting. it's civic season. ♪ ♪ the all-new chevrolet cruze. starting under $17,000. get used to more. ♪ ♪ [ male announcer ] the new subway $2.50 breakfast combo! best deal this side of sunrise so come in and we'll make yours! get a western egg white muffin melt and a 16-ounce cup of freshly brewed seattle's best coffee. just $2.50. build your better breakfast today at subway! ♪ ♪ say it like you mean it. outspoken by fergie.
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it it has been called the real-life "big love." the new reality show, "sister wives." it features a utah man, his legal wife, the 3 women he considers his wives, and the 16 children they have among them. police are investigating if the family is breaking the law. it all happened because of the sunday night premier of that show. will going public cost them their freedom? we're going to take a closer look. we say good morning, america. i'm george stephanopoulos. >> did that not come to mind? when they were doing this? >> i guess they've been going along for years. >> and they wanted to change the image that people have about that lifestyle. >> well, that's going the happen. >> that, it is.
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i'm robin roberts on this wednesday morning. also ahead, you're going to meet a brave, young boy. he is standing up to bullies. the 11-year-old was standing up for being a cheerleader. you see there? he had his arm broken because of it. he and his mom will tell us why he will not back down. >> he likes the cheerleading lifestyle. not going to back down. also, michael bolton. that was it for him. he and his partner, chelsie hightower. the later couple off "dancing with the stars." but michael bolton is not going away quietly. by what he thought about bruno. what he thought about saying good-bye. first, this half hour, george, the woman who claimed she was a victim of an acid attack to the face, is coming to court today. bethany storo is facing charges after accepting thousands of dollars of donations from good samaritans. she later admitted she had burned herself. mike von fremd is in vancouver, washington, with this. and people want to know why. good morning, mike.
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>> reporter: good morning, robin. when she stands before the judge later this morning, we will be able to see if the acid burns to bethany storro's face have healed. she has confessed that it was all self-inflicted. she's now accused of going on a spending spree with money donated by good samaritans. this is what bethany looked like before the acid touched her skin. this is what she did to herself. in the police report, investigators say bethany confessed to buying drain-cleaning acid and gloves at local hardware store for $17. two hours later, she slipped into the room near the public park. rubbed the acid on her face. then, screamed for help. >> she is crying a lot. she is in a lot of pain, with the acid being in her face. >> reporter: telling everyone she had been attack for no reason, by an african-american woman in the park. >> once it hit me, i could actually hear it bubbling and sizzling my skin. >> reporter: her elaborate tale even included buying sunglasses that saved her eyesight. >> i had this feeling that i
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needed to buy sunglasses. >> you look at the splash pattern. you look at the time of night. would people usually be wearing sun glasses? et cetera. it's all the little things that didn't quite add up. >> reporter: the story was so shocking, that bethany was even scheduled to be a guest on "oprah." she backed out. and within days, police confirmed suspicions. >> during the interview, miss storro admitted her injuries were self-inflicted. >> it makes me sick. i don't understand why someone would hurt themselves that way. or need attention that badly. >> reporter: in her 90-minute recorded confession at the police station, bethany said, the reason she applied the caustic substance was to first, kill herself. secondly, to have a completely different face. investigators discovered bethany had a chemical face peel in a doctor's office last month. she paid the $620 doctor bill with some of the $20,000 the community donated for her recovery.
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the police report says bethany spent about $1,500 of the money. purchasing clothes, train tickets, an apple computer and even dinners for her parents. >> all the money will be returned in the appropriate manner. that will be guaranteed. >> reporter: bethany is charged with stealing money from samaritans and could receive five months in jail. her attorney says she will plead not guilty today. he hopes she will be released on bail, so she can continue to receive professional medical help. robin? >> mike. we're topped by one of america's top forensic scientists. dr. michael welner. always good to have you with us. >> good morning, robin. >> good morning. she says she wanted to kill herself. you're not buying it. >> well, this acid is a high lethality vehicle. if she wanted to kill herself, she could have drank a small quantity and clearly, she would have killed herself. the fact she covered her eyes, she was planning for tomorrow.
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and a person with a suicidal motivation doesn't plan for functioning beyond the self-inflicted wounds. while she may say she was suicidal, it may put her in a better light, i don't think the evidence supports it. >> she recently went through a divorce. is it looking for attention for people within your own life? >> robin, here's where it gets tricky. we have to ask ourselves, taking a step back from what seems to be obvious. was she intending to self-mutilate? we know if she thought she was ugly and she was so committed to the idea of cosmetic surgery and reconstruction, that she would apply acid to her face. we know she had body dismorphia. we know that she had an extreme form of it because if she would go to the end of mutilating herself, it's that extreme. her thinking is that distorted. but did she realize she would turn herself into a burn patient? did she realize she would sustain second-degree, third-degree burns to herself? which would defeat the purpose of any kind of intervention? what we should know about
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self-mutilators, they cut themselves. they hurt themselves, to inspire some kind of emotional response from someone close to them. it may be a loved one. maybe parents or a significant other. it may even be caregivers. she had spinal meningitis earlier in life. she overcame that. and when -- >> that caretakers, caring for her for that? >> she overcame. there had to be a lot of support for her coming back and being a more functional person. and when you don't know motive, you look for precedent and you look for available history. what we also know about self-mutilators is, is that for them to disfigure themselves is very rare. if i had been questioning her, i would want to know, what was her expectation of how severe these burns would be? what was the process that she followed all the way through in her mind? and i don't know that we've answered those questions yet. >> and another question people have. should she receive time for this? and some people are scratching
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their head and saying, why hasn't she been charged for filing a false police report? there's somebody that could have been arrested. something bad could have happened to that person. and here, she's facing theft charges. should she be in jail? should she be in the hospital? or a little of both? >> well, she's a burn patient now. she's going to require serious medical care. there's no denying that. if she doesn't get acute medical care, there's risk of infection. although this is now couple of weeks ago. the medical needs are better rendered in a hospital. in terms of the -- >> i'm talking about being in the hospital for psychological reasons, not so much for the burns. >> the psychological reasons, she's going to have are much more long term. it's not going to kick in now. but down the line, she's going to have a much greater burden of recognizing that she mutilated
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herself in a permanent way. and in my experience with people who set themselves on fire, who jump off buildings, who shoot themselves, survive. and end up terribly disabled, disfigured. the burden is powerful. what we should recognize though is that hoaxers, hoaxers are a tremendous nuisance to the community. and i think any penalty should include a public apology because this could have caused a tremendous amount of pain to the seattle community. >> yet to see if she will, indeed, do that. michael, thank you, as always for your insight and perspective. we appreciate it. 38 minutes after the hour. let's get to sam and the weather. sam? >> robin, in the circle of suspicion, is td-16. we wanted to show you this. we're using a color-enhanced satellite picture. the highest cloud tops are showing up in red. they're the big rainmaking cloud that's all way down here. if you look for the center of circulation between cuba and florida. the most powerful rain is to the
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this morning, police are investigating a family at the center of a controversial, new reality show. the show is called "sister wives." and it follows a man and the four women who share his life. they've been together for 16 years. but the premiere of "sister wives" has sparked an investigation by utah police. you would have thought they would see this coming. >> reporter: i think in fact they did see it coming. but they are, quote, disappointed to hear that the police are investigating. their attorney is predicting that this is a case that could go all the way to the supreme court. kody brown has four wives. >> we don't use an order. if you're questioning the order on how the family came together she is number two. >> reporter: he also has 13 children and 3 step children. >> she's a sister from the same mister. and he's a brother, from another mother. >> reporter: the browns have been called the real-life
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version of the hbo show "big love." >> have a great day. you, too. >> reporter: when kody brown and his family decided to open up their lives for the tlc show "sister wives," they knew they were taking a risk as they told me when i met them last week just days before the show premiered. could you get in legal trouble, now that you've gone public? >> we weighed that. >> there's a risk. >> reporter: a rising worth taking, they said, because they wanted to show the world that not all polygamists are like the ones accused of forcing underaged girls to marry. is it your hope that you'll counter some of the negative publicity out there? >> absolutely. we have so much stereotypes and bad media about this lifestyle. not every, single polygamist family is exposed to this stuff. >> the majority is not. >> we don't have underaged brides. we don't have these things that are actually very wrong.
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and our children are happy. >> reporter: but it's now come out that local police in lehi utah, are investigating the browns. >> we're putting together an investigation. >> reporter: generally authorities in utah say they don't prosecute polygamists unless there are allegation of child abuse. but going on television and flaunting the lifestyle may have pushed it too far. kody brown's newly-hired attorney, says if his client is charged, it won't stick. >> why in the world would the state have any interest whatsoever, in punishing consenting adults in the privacy of their own home? >> reporter: now, if he is charged and convicted, kody brown could do up to five years in prison. but it is precisely because there are no charges of child abuse or underaged brides that brown's attorney thinks this could be the perfect test case that goes all the way to the supreme court. >> it could also have implications for gay marriage cases, as well. >> reporter: absolutely.
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the couple with the lowest overall combined total, and therefore leaving right now is michael and chelsie. >> michael bolton getting booted off "dancing with the stars" last night. saving another week for "the situation." but, boy he was not happy about it. didn't hide it at all. and our reporter caught up with him after the show. >> what can you do with somebody that's not a dancer? chelsie did everything. she was cracking the whip. she knew how much we had to learn. >> you did it all very very very badly. >> of course, i was disappointed with bruno. to me he let everybody down. my mom was there. she flew in. she's 90. she came to see the show. i thought she was going to really enjoy it. i didn't expect that level of disrespect from him. >> i think this is probably the worst jive in 11 seasons. >> even len stopped him and said, that's inappropriate. i think he should apologize
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publicly and be reprimanded for it. i did the dog house theme. it was hilarious. it was me having fun with myself. i wouldn't change the cast of people. wonderful dancers. and the competitors, the contestants. backstage, we band. you meet some amazing people. and that will stay with me forever. and i won't change the fact that i'm introducing dancing into my life. i'm grateful for that. >> calling out bruno. wants a public apology and reprimanded. >> he gave him a 3. that's one of the lowest scores i've ever seen. it wasn't a good dance. he could have expressed it differently. but that's bruno. >> when you mention your 90-year-old mom, i'm sorry. you get a lot of sympathy. >> and now, he says he's going to bring dancing into his routines, as well. >> i don't think so. i think he might have said that. i don't know.
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♪ state legislative leaders from the governor's office insist budget negotiations are continuing at the staff level. a scheduled meeting of the big five was called off by the governor's office yesterday. leaders say they'll reconvene after the staff works out some of the budget details. mike has the forecast. >> not quite as hot today but still the low to mid-90s in north bay, east bay and south bay valleys. 74 san francisco. cooling trend really hits over the weekend. frances? >> mike, second accident reported on the bay bridge this morning.
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♪ ♪ and we hope you're having a beautiful day where you are. as we say good morning, america. we're halfway home through the week. it is wednesday morning. alongside george, i'm robin. >> it is gorgeous here this morning. >> enjoy it now. this, too, shall pass. >> storms are coming. that's true. also ahead this half hour. the young man, he's 11 years old. he's standing up to bullies. they broke his arm. he wants to be a cheerleader. that's what he wants to do. he was harassed.
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arm broken. not his spirit. he and his mom are going to join us in an exclusive interview this morning, to tell us why they are not backing down. >> fighting for his right to cheer. we'll talk to him if just a cup of minutes. also, nicole richie is coming up in this half hour. former reality tv star. really busy right now. planning a wedding. raising two kids. has written a new novel. thavel f we look forward to talking to ic our last half hour, we're goino ea owu go favoris liv garden or outback, you think how do they put that together? we we've got some of the recipes. we'll join you with secret recipes. todd wilber will put that together. first, juju with the morning's news. >> so much to get to. we want to geh we have word this morning that a radical iz ma lammic cleric may soon issue a new video. it's triggering concerns about a terror attack in europe and in the u.s.
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anwar al awlaki is feared to be the biggest threat to u.s. cities. authorities believe his group is the most serious threat to u.s. cities. the hunt is on here and in europe for a team of commandos planning attacks in britain, france, and germany. officials say the threat is credible, though not specific. and a new poll shows the tea party gaining strength in the leadup to november's elections. tea party supporters now make up more than one-third of the most likely voters. president obama continues a cross-country tour today, to fire up democrats, especially young voters, trying to convince them not the stay home come election day. a retired pastor in pennsylvania has been ordered to stand trial on charges he killed his wife in 2008 and staged a car crash to cover it all up. police have opened an investigation into the death of arthur schirmer's first wife, who allegedly fell down a flight of stairs. well, if you rinsed your mouth with mouthwash this morning when you woke up, you may not have gotten everything
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you paid for. three companies that make mouthwash have been told by the government to stop making false claims about what their products can do. our lisa stark has the details from washington. good morning, lisa. >: goin, marketing wars, these three companies have apparently the fda has now sent warning letters to the makers of listerine, johnson & johnson, cvs, and walgreens. warning them to stop making their false claims. at the issue are three different anti-cavity mouthwashes. listerine's total care. cvss' anti-cavity mouthwash. and walgreens' mouth rinse full action. the labels on these products claim they remove plaque above the gum line and they promote healthy gums. the fda says huh-uh. there's no evidence of that. they want the companies to stop making the claims. the firms have 15 days to take action. juju? >> truth in marketing.
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thanks, lisa stark, for that update. now, let's get a preview of what "world news" is already g foht.p> od mo yo ju o, a wee- newseen g for thewaysmain iffor teigh e ems. and tonight, a place with less crime, more jobs, and a cleaner environment. how diy do the answers tonight on "world news and now, can you say awkward? the hostess of australia's "next top model" made an embarrassing mistake on live tv. she announced the wrong winner. take a look. >> i don't know what to say. this is not -- it's a complete accident. i'm so sorry. it's amanda. i'm so sorry. oh, my god. this is what happens when you have live tv, folks. i'm so sorry. this is insane. insane. insane. insane. >> it's not right. >> a communication error backstage is apparently to blame. to make up for it, the producers
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gave the runner-up $25,000 and a trip to new york. maybe we'll see them here. sam, on live television, i will say, i have a lot of sympathy for them. >> anything can happen live. we've made mistakes. i have. you never do. >> i was going to say the opposite. you never make mistakes. >> plenty of them. good morning, everybody. and i have to say, we watched that kind of for the first time. and i think the way to go down on that is, you make co-captains. you make them both top models. i think that's the fair way to do it. it's not -- those poor ladies' mistake. everybody's a model. you're all models. let's get to the boards. one or two things going on we want to talk about. look at the live shot in miami. plg, our favorite station, shows you it's rain and lots of it. if you're expecting this to behave like most tropical systems with the blowing trees? no. it will flood a lot of places out. look for the areas in red. when this gets to the carolinas by 2:00 in the afternoon on
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thursday, it will have loaded rain with it. more than six inches of rain in those areas. and everybody up and down the eastern seaboard is going to have to deal with this. where is it nice? it's >> it is nice in the break in the dry weather here in times square. george? >> thank you, sam. here in "gma," we've been following the growing problem of
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bullying in schools and what to do about it. this morning, we have a story of one young man who is taking a stand. 11-year-old tyler wilson wants to be a cheerleader. some bullies teased him about it then broke his arm in a fight. but tyler is not giving up. we're going to talk to his mom in a moment. but andrea canning with his story on what happened. >> i'm tim johnson, and i want to join the cheerios. >> reporter: when the fictional football star wanted to join the cheerleading squad on the season premiere of "glee," it made for a funny moment. ♪ i got the power ♪ >> reporter: but when tyler wilson, an ohio sixth grader, joined the flag city youth cheerleading squad in june, it was no laughing matter. the 11-year-old says when word got out he was the only male on the team, he was allegedly teased, then beaten by two classmates who broke his arm. >> it feels horrible that they can't accept me for what i am. it's my choice if i want to be a cheerleader.
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i'm a cheerleader. >> reporter: tyler's story is hardly unique. a recent study shows that nearly 1 in 3 middle and high school students say they've been the victim of bullying. and 1 in 9 high school students, that's nearly 3 million teens nationwide, reported they've been tripped, shoved, pushed, or spit on in the last school year. >> we need to understand that it isn't a rite of passage for children to endure bullying. and we need to take a proactive approach. it's better to do prevention ahead of time rather than trying to deal with these issues as they come up afterwards. >> reporter: tyler's mother, who is so passionate she wears a t-shirt supporting her son, has sent a strong message, by filing criminal assault charges against his alleged attackers. >> i kind of expected the normal teasing. and i figured there might be a fight. i figured black eye, bloody lip. boys will be boys. they fight. by my child is broken. >> reporter: while tyler's arm
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is slowly healing, doctors say it may require surgery. still, the 11-year-old say he will not quit the squad. and he's getting a lot of support. several top male college cheerleaders have come to visit tyler in recent weeks. and called to cheer him on. there are an estimated 90,000 college male cheer leaders. and once a sport that attracted high-profile males, like george w. bush, is growing in popularity, at high school and college levels. tyler says while he's bothered he can't do backflips for awhile, no bully is going to steal his spirit. for "good morning america," andrea canning, abc news. and tyler wilson and his mom, kristy, is here. thank you for joining us. it's hard to watch you on tv. tell us about the t-shirt, first of all, emblazoned on your chest. yes, my son's a cheerleader. get over it. you got it after the incident. >> i made it. >> you made it? >> yes. i went to walmart and got one of
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those things where you can print the thing and iron it on because i wanted to show my support for him. >> that is great. i know you might be facing surgery right now. how painful is your arm right now? >> not really painful right now. but when i sleep, it's kind of hard to sleep. the pillow wakes me up. and my arm falls out of the cast. when i toss and turn and stuff. >> how did you get into cheerleading in the first place? you hadn't seen "glee." how did you get into it? >> tumbling. >> tumbling? >> yeah, the backflips and stuff. i think it's cool. >> and you want to continue it all through high school? college? >> yeah. >> tell us what happened at school, when you were coming home from school. i know these boys had been teasing you a little bit at first. and then, what happened next? >> when the bell rang, we left. and we were walking home. and they started picking on me. and we started fighting. then, it came to the point where
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one kid picked me up on his shoulders and slammed me on to the curb. >> slammed you on to the curb. when tyler first came home, that's not what he told you. >> yeah. he told me he tripped and hit his arm on a rock. i thought he had maybe dislocated it. he said he couldn't lift it up. he wouldn't let me look at it. i took him to our urgent care center. when they told me it was broken, i looked at him and said, okay. what's the real story? something had to have happened. that's when he told me that the boys who had been picking on him, had started a fight with him. >> why was it hard to tell your mom the truth at first? >> because people at school usually say snitches get stitches. and i didn't want to get beat up or anything. >> and you decided to take a stand here. >> uh-huh. >> and you're now pressing charges against the other boys? >> yes. >> and what would you like to have happen through all of this? >> i just want these boys to understand that, regardless of
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what my son chooses to do, that there's no reason for this. i mean, every kid gets picked on. and the name-calling, i kind of understand. but to go as far as breaking somebody's arm, or even just the fact that they started a fight, i don't agree with that. i have tried to teach my kids that you shouldn't fight. yes, tyler did participate in the fight. and we talked to him. and he did get punished for his part in the fight. and he understands that that's not how we handle things. >> what's it been like at school since this all happened? >> it's been still bumpy. >> still bumpy? >> people are now threatening me, to break my other arm because i told on them. >> really? >> yeah. >> what do you say to them? >> i told my mom. she told the principal. and they're going to get in trouble at school. >> but you just don't want to give up this cheerleading. what do you love about it? >> like i said before, the tumbling. the adrenaline rush when you
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start it. it's so fun. >> it is. and it must have been great since this happened, even though it's been a little bit tough at school, to have all these other cheerleaders from high school and college to come by and say stick with it? >> uh-huh. >> what's been the best moment of all that? >> going to top-notch gym in fremont. i think it's a country cheering squad that they're good at. and i went to a -- what's it called? >> was it just a -- >> cheer clinic. >> cheer clinic. very cool. tyler, thanks for sharing your story with us this morning. kristy, thank you. good luck with it. we're glad you're taking a stand. and i know you have one very special message for someone very special in your life. >> uh-huh.
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>> what is it? >> happy birthday, grandma. >> happy birthday, grandma. tyler, thank you, that is great. kristy, thank you. time for you to weigh in on our shoutout board. tell us what you think at and coming up, nicole richie on her new life and her new book. and focused with your fiber. [ laughs ] but you already are great at doing that. really? sure. you're made with fiber, just like me. but best of all, you're the perfect size for smaller kids. [ female announcer ] give your little ones kellogg's® frosted mini-wheats® little bites™ cereal in chocolate and now original flavor. they're an excellent source of fiber packed in a smaller size. [ doorbell rings ] oh it's original little bite™. we're off to practice keeping 'em full and focused. yeah! we've got big shoes to fill! [ male announcer ] "dear focus... "be careful out there. "as you know, we have more standard safety features "than you. "10 airbags... daytime running lamps... "onstar automatic crash response. "in case ya didn't see it, that's probably why "msn autos called the cruze
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nicole richie is a designer actress, mom of two. and the best-selling author has a new novel. her second book has just come out. it is called "priceless." that it is. it's a rich es-to-rags story, about a young woman whose life is turned upside down when her father is arrested for securities fraud. good to have you here this morning. good to see you. >> good to see you. >> when did you find time with two little ones to write this? >> i found a lot of time at night. in the evening. and i get up around 5:45 or 6:00 in the morning. about an hour before the rest of my house wakes up. and it's just time for me. >> for you. >> time to gather my thoughts. i call it putzing time. just time to be by myself. >> just to kind of be up. >> yes. >> this book i have to tell you, the main character.
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never want to give away too much of a book. she's all over the place. >> yes. >> man. there's a lot of twists and turns in that. i -- what was the inspiration behind it? >> i wanted to write a story about the journey of a girl's life. and the story of a girl finding her place in this world and growing up. and developing a voice of her own. so that's really where it -- the inspiration came from. >> and part of her journeys take her to new orleans. >> yes. >> not new york. not los angeles. new orleans. and you and your husband have a personal connection. >> joel and i have a children's foundation. the richie humanitarian children's foundation. and i thought it was important to talk about the current events that are going on in this world. i like to bring that into my work. and bring it into my writing because a lot of -- hurricane -- the hurricane was very popular back when there was so much media attention around it.
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and it's very easy to forget. it's no one's fault. it's just very easy. and there is so much that still needs to be done over there. >> and your mom and dad did a great job, too, with that. >> thank you. >> knowing to be aware of what is going on right now. and the obligatory picture of you. with your mom and dad, back in the day. first of all, i want to ask you this. i was pleased to hear that danielle steele is someone you look up to. she is one of my favorite guests here. has a fascinating life. what advice has she given you? >> she -- i spoke to her very briefly about writing. and i had asked her if i should do a sequel. and she said, sometimes, it's better to just close out that chapter because you're probably in a different place in your life. and it's true. i was in my early 20s when i wrote "the truth about diamonds." and i'm in a different place now. and it was god for me to close
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that out and start with something fresh. >> we all have different chapters in our life. you're in a beautiful chapter right now. your two little ones -- and is it true that your oldest is a big fan of your dad's music and dances? >> she is, yes. she is. she loves him. >> so when she hears an old lionel richie tune. >> she goes that's pop-pop. >> she must be proud of you. i love this song. i can see the dancing. "all night long." who are you wearing, nicole richie? who are you wearing? >> i'm wearing a winter kate dress. and house jewelry. >> you have been involved in design for quite some time. >> yes. >> you have the fall book that's out. and a new look. these are some of your designs? >> yes. this is part of the fall collection. winter kate is the clothing. and house of harlow 1960 are
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accessories. footwear, eyewear, and expanding to handbags in the spring. >> it's nice to see where you're at. and some of your peers have not been able to find that right course. we don't need to name the names. we know the people that are in the news. how have you been able to do it nicole? how have you been able to get your life -- is it something that someone said to you? was there a moment? what was it for you? >> i have to give credit to my family. my parents are so loving and so supportive. and you know, for me i have four businesses two kids. i am responsible for other people other than myself. i'm very close to my brother and sister, as well. and i have so many new challenges within my businesses and being a new mother my mistakes are far from over. it's just a different chapter -- a different chapter in my life.
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and i am so happy where i am. and i'm just so blessed to have the opportunity to be able to work and provide for my family. and it's just a really really good feeling. >> and you can see. you can just look in your eyes and tell that you are in a good place. >> thank you. >> and i know you worked hard for this. is there a wedding coming up? we have 15 seconds. yes or no. >> i'm going to be honest with you. joel and i are not big planners. >> okay. >> we go with the flow of things. >> all right. well, continued blessings. >> thank you. >> for the kids and all you do. thank you, nicole. and to see photos of nicole read an excerpt of her book at
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for exceptional offers through mercedes-benz financial. ♪ ♪ ♪ it looks as though california's first execution in five years will not take place at san quentin this week and probably not this year. albert greenwood brown was scheduled to die tomorrow night at 9:00 but u.s. district judge jeremy fogel wants to reconsider his initial decision to allow the execution. he wants to review the injection procedure which could take to the end of the year. they will appeal focal's decision. >> the council voted last night to allow wal-mart to turn its superstore or actually its regular store there into a supercenter without an environmental review. antioch denied the project in
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july but reversed course after wal-mart threatened to sue. let's check what's going on with frances. >> two accidents on the upper deck and a new crash just came in in san francisco with the nicer weather seeing motorcycle accidents north 101 and the left lane is blocked. bay bridge toll plaza at the maze because the earlier accident i mentioned. san jose, north 280 heavy and fog still across the golden gate bridge. kristen. frances t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t
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yesterday. 90s the north bay valleys. cooler in san francisco a lot cool remember 74. 81 oakland. mid-80s ♪ hey, good-looking what you got cooking ♪ ♪ how about cooking ♪ todd wilbur is going to cook up all of your favorites that you get when you go out. he has favorites from outback steak house, the bread styx frommalfrom al olive garden. we'll learn about it in the next half hour. good morning. i'm george stephanopoulos. alongside robin. juju has a big parade coming up. the korean parade is here on saturday. thank you for telling us about that. >> you look beautiful. >> you do. also this half hour there's a controversy brewing at a high school in michigan. a principal at the high school has used his facebook page to
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keep tabs on his students online. he friends the students. some parents think that's great. others say he's snooping. we're going to get into that in this half hour. also we're going to be joined by dr. marie savard. she'll be talking to women facing menopause. what you should know. she's will truth and falses about menopause. that's coming up. is anybody else hot? or is it just me? let's go to sam. >> no robin. we're all warm. everybody, we're warm. good morning, gang. go ahead. let it out. [ cheers ] girl up time. kimberly perry, the leader of girl up. >> let me tell you about the issue first. girls everywhere are so bright talented and full of dreams as you can see here. but our girls in developing countries don't have equal opportunities to see their dreams come true.
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so, right here in the united states, american girls and boys we have a guy back there. >> i saw. >> can be a powerful force for change. so, girl up -- >> we're asking our american teenagers to help these young women who don't have the opportunities they have. and they can do it by high-fiving. >> girl up, which is a campaign of the united nations foundation, are asking young people to raise their voices to advocate for girls. give a high-five. >> give me one, too. >> and a high-five is an easy way to engage. you can learn five facts. you can share information with five friends. you can give a $5 donation. you can plant an event of your own. we're kicking off our first unite for girls tour. yay. >> here's what i love about this. being around a household, at one point, teenage -- young, teenage girls. i know they're all looking for something to do together.
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so high school girls, young college-aged girls can get involved and help these young women. and boys, too, by the way. just saying. can help all around the world. we'll link you to your organization on our website at and it's very, very easy. something you can do. and what is it? give me the -- get the hands up. that was a cue. good. we got it worked out. let's get to the boards. here's what's going on this morning. it is -- or has been very hot on the west coast. and we keep teasing you with this cool air moving in. and yet, l.a. is at 90 degrees today. and oakland was at 100 yesterday. seriously, along the coastline there is cooler air. inland areas will still have the heat. all of the rain along the eastern seaboard, is going to be the headline along the nation today. plenty of rainfall in the n
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you were there the whole time? this weather's been brought to you by mercedes-benz. robin? >> good times, sam. good times. this morning in "america's health," we're talking about the change every woman goes through. dr. marie savard is here to make sure you have the right information to keep you healthy during menopause. it's one of the topics in her book "ask dr. marie," just out in paperback. those of us who have not been through this explain what menopause. >> i have to admit, robin. but menopause means, it's been a full 12 months since you last had a period. and during that time your ovaries are shutting down production of hormones and producing fewer eggs. >> how long does it take them to
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completely shut down? >> we now know it the take a long time. your ovaries can shut down over 5, 10, even a 15-year period. your periods become irregular. you can have difficulty sleeping. 50i9 it's a long time. >> the age? >> the age is around 51. it's hereditary. if your mom went young, you may, as well. there's environmental factors. you may go through it two years sooner. and if you're overweight your fat cells produce more estrogen. so, it may be longer. any woman who has been surgical menopause, if her ovaries have been removed, she's going to go into menopause immediately before she wakes up. >> i went right into menopause when i went through chemotherapy at the age of 46, almost 47. >> anything that shuts down
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ovaries. they'll go through natural menopause. but maybe earlier because the surgery can interrupt just as chemotherapy can. >> it was a thrill to have hot flashes during chemo. that was one of the bonuses to that. have a lot of truth or false questions. true or false, you can get pregnant while going through menopause? >> that's true. the truth is, even though your period is more erratic and you are producing fewer eggs women can still get pregnant. as my youngest brother knows, he's a product of a menopause baby. >> did they really? >> you need to use birth control up until the end, that 12-month period. and that was a slip to say pill. i advise not using birth control pills, the low-dose pills that doctors will recommend, because that can be ten-times as much hormone as your body's producing. it's more than you think. it's tempting to use it. unless you need it to control your period, minimize using the pills. >> get to more true or false.
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estrogen replace in menopause is dangerous? >> that's false. in 2002, millions of women stopped hormones because of a study that scared women, thinking there was increased risk of heart disease and stroke. it looks like timing is everything. for young women going through menopause, estrogen truly is the only thing that works. in that study, they were looking for women who were average age 60. they had been through menopause over ten years. they weren't having hot flashes. there is a time when it's too late. but estrogen needs to be taken in a safe way. i talk about it. i pefr the natural way. the patch, if you need to take it. rather than a pill. or a cream or a jell. if you need to take the progesterone, the other hormone to balance out the estrogen, if you still have a uterus make sure you ask for the natural form. there's other ways to take estrogen. if you've not had breast cancer not blood clots, it may be the
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one thing that works for you. >> true or false, the best doctor to help you through menopause is the one that delivered your babies. >> trick question. it may be the doctor that delivered your babies that can spend time with you. you go through menopause, you have a risk of heart disease. colon cancer risks goes up. so much is going on. you need a doctor to sit down with you, take the time and talk about the difficult hormone questions and the other questions you may be facing. don't just think it's about your reproductive organs and when they close up shop, that's the end of it. there's so many opportunities to think about a lot of good health things you can do. >> your book is helping a lot of folks. thank you, marie. >> thank you. it was a pleasure to do it. >> i know how much you enjoyed it. go to, to submit your questions about menopause. check out our website later to see dr. marie's answers. you can also read an excerpt of her book "ask dr. marie."
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>> coming up, the principal under fire for what he's doing on facebook. is he a
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a high school principal in michigan is coming under fire this morning for what he's done with his facebook page. become friends with some of his students. juju's looking into this. is he doing his job? or too far into places he doesn't belong? >> it's a provocative question, george. this michigan principal, john hoving he says there's only so much you can do between the first and last bells. when he was a social networker, his facebooking is angering some students and parents who feel he crossed that line. [ bell tolls ]
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at bay city all-saints middle and high school, john hoving is the big man on campus. literally and figuratively. >> he's the principal. he has to watch out for the school. >> reporter: it's what the 6'2" father of phi is doing on facebook that has the school buzzing. >> i was trying to connect with alumni. and also wanted to network with parents and increase communications with them. >> reporter: hoving created an administrative protile file. and along the way, he is becoming friends with some of the students at his school. causing some to cry foul saying he's monitoring students online. >> monitoring is a strong word. i'm logging on to update the school's promotional site. and when i do that because it's a public forum, sometimes i can see students saying things. and if i see something that's hurting other people i'm going to intervene. it's what any responsible adult would do.
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>> reporter: is that necessarily a bad thing? facebook is huge with kids. about 13.6 million young people 13 to 17 are active on facebook in the u.s. every month. it's up 58% from a year ago. david kirkpatrick is the author of "the facebook effect." >> this principal is intelligent to go where the students are. let's face it. facebook is where american young people are spending their time. it's changing huge aspects of modern life. and no one is it changing more than the life of the moderate teenager. >> reporter: that's why some parents have no problem with what principal hoving is doing with facebook. >> if you knew our principal, you would know that it's okay. that him being on facebook it's fine. he's looking out for our kids. and i'm okay with it. i think it's great. >> reporter: but not everyone agrees. patty walthur is a graduate of all saints and a mother of five.
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though none of her children attend the school. she feels strongly that principal hoving is out of line. >> what it says to me is i'm not doing a good enough job. and he needs to step in and do that job for me. >> reporter: for the most part most of hoving's students seem unphased. >> if you're putting things on there that shouldn't be on there, he has a right to send private messages or tell you that it shouldn't be on there. >> parents have the primary responsibility for watching their children's activity online. as a school official i'm not out to watch the kids online. i hope they don't think that's the school's responsibility because i don't see it as my responsibility. what has happened is i go online. and i happen to see things that they're doing in public online. and when i happen to see it just like any concerned adult, i try to help them to understand the repercussions of their action. >> principal hoving says
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students are no way required to friend him on facebook. but if they choose to he'll accept. and we know facebook is popular with teenagers. but the principal is in his 30s. and last year the people logging on over 30 to facebook doubled. and i think the clash of institutions and privacy issues are going to grow. >> it's his responsibilities to step in isn't it? >> if he didn't intervene, can you imagine the outcry if something happened. >> tell us what you think on our shoutout board. thanks juju. coming up next todd wilbur is here with the secret recipes to some of your 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welcome to ultimate rewards from chase. no blackouts no restrictions on airfare and hotels, no limits to what you can get with ultimate rewards. no wonder it's called ultimate. available on chase credit, debit, and business cards. chase what matters. gather around the tv set. this is good. todd wilbur specializes in helping to bring the best dishes from our favorite restaurants right into our own kitchens. and in today's edition of
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"america's recipes," todd is unveiling the newest recipes in his series "top secret restaurant recipes 3." >> three. yes. >> interesting things i just found out about you, is some things in your childhood have led you to this career. >> true. i've always loved secrets. when i was a kid, i used to collect magic tricks. not because i want to be a magician. but because i needed to know how those guys did that stuff. how they're doing the tricks. i would buy the books, the tricks, to see how they worked. i don't know. now, here i am trying to figure out these secret recipes from these chains. their secrets. the secrets of the chefs and the kitchens. >> i love this. this is stuff we can do at home. and it saves a lot of cash. >> super easy to do. you are saving money, like the bread sticks of olive garden. >> let's get right to these. >> i saw you looking at them. >> i know. >> these are the bread sticks you get at olive garden.
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you can do it bread flour. there's butter in the dough. roll them out to seven inches long. bake them. and brush them with garlic salt and you're ready to run. >> that simple. >> super easy to do. here's another easy one. outback steak house crown victory fillet. a harsh radek crumb crust. this is how you do it. super easy. butter softened butter. and bred crumbs in the canisters. >> just use them. >> a little hor horse radish. black pepper. want to stir this sam? and a little salt. >> you've softened the butter. it's easy. >> almost ready. you take that mix. and you put it on wax paper. make it about the size of the fillets you're going to be cooking up. >> okay. >> and cover this up and chill it, until it's nice and hard. >> put it in the refrigerator.
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>> right. we have chilled ones here. and you get a puck of bread crumbs. you cook your fillets until they're slightly under where you like them. put this on top. pop them under the broiler. and it comes out like this. the broiler gives it that crumb crust like that. >> you know, you want to ooh and aw. >> together. i love these guys. i need these guys at my house. >> what scare med is the redi-whip. >> we were told to shake our can. >> anything can happen. what's next? >> on the plate here's. we've got the lettuce wraps from p.f. chang's. >> i love these things. >> signature recipe. we're putting the whipped cream on. this is serendipity frozen hot
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chocolate. so easy to do. use three, different types of cocoa. dry milk and sugar. that makes a mix for you. add to a blender with ice. and that's it. and this is a really cool trick. you take a bar of chocolate and use a vegetable peeler and sheer it off. >> is it room temperature when you do it? i can't make the curls. >> just shave it and pop it on to your whipped cream. >> i do. and no one else can use this can of whipped cream. why? i'm going to say it. >> oh. >> thanks, sam. >> nice. nice. >> my girls get grounded if they do that. >> do they really? >> sam you're grounded. >> i'm grounded. for all of the tips on these recipes, by the way, go to all of todd's secrets are now your secrets. >> no longer 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life leaves spaces for you to create in shouldn't your card do the same? it can. meet zync from american express. it's a great way to get more out of the things you're into. build yours to fit your life
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by adding packs filled with bundles of rewards and benefits. it's not just a card. it's your canvas. create yours at thank you, todd wilbur. big day tomorrow.
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jenny mccarthy joining us live. and jessizenburg. he'll be here, as well. see you then.
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♪ it's been slow going all morning for commuters heading west towards the bay bridge. the latest traffic and updates with frances. >> two earlier accidents and a stall. so here's a live shot as at 9:00 still seeing things backed up through the maze. that's westbound 580 there heavy from before you approach the maze and that's westbound 80 on the lower right-hand corner. especially jammed southbound 280 from hillsboro to highway 92 because of an earlier accident. mike? >> frances, thank you. sea breeze develops and keeps the coast 64 san francisco 74 to 81 oakland. otherw
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